Thursday, March 30, 2023

Georgia Adds Anti-LGBT Language to Bill

Things are not very peachy in Georgia.

Yesterday the Georgia House just approved additional provisions to bill HB 757, greatly increasing the likelihood for legalized discrimination against LGBT people. The new provisions were passed by a vote of 104-65 go far beyond protecting ‘religious freedom’ and may allow businesses or employees refuse service to LGBT people.

Other sections of the bill would preclude local non-discrimination ordinances that protect LGBT people, permit hospitals to refuse care, or allow a taxpayer-funded entity to discriminate due to an applicant’s religion, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

For an in-depth analysis of this legislation that is cropping up nationwide, visit the Human Rights Campaign.

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